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Sat 27th October 2018 to Sun 4th November 2018
Halloween - Pirates V Zombies
Event Type: Event for all

Join us at Castle Howard this October half term for a Halloween experience like no other.

The House and Grounds have be taken over by a gang of ghostly pirates and ghoulish zombies and they're on the lookout for new recruits!

Hidden deep within Castle Howard's burnt out wing lies the ancient cure to zombification. whilst somewhere amongst the twisting woodland paths is a hoard of lost Pirate treasure waiting to be unearthed. And there's about to be an epic clash between the two camps of the living dead.

But which team will you join? #TeamPirate or #TeamZombie?

Families of all ages can enjoy a day of indoor and outdoor trails, solving clues along the way, taking part in craft activities and joining fun workshops to learn the ways of the zombies and the pirates, before a daily battle commences. Why not dress the part (think Captain Jack Sparrow, Swashbuckle right through to Dawn of the Dead).

Why not book your child onto one of our workshops... 

Click here to book now!

Captain Bigbeard is on the hunt for his stolen gold, rumoured to be hidden at Castle Howard. The gold was stolen by a group of children, who, unaware of the curse on the treasure have been doomed to roam the grounds of Castle Howard as the living dead, fiercely protective of their ill-gotten loot... A battle is brewing, but which side will claim victory? 

Come along to Castle Howard this Halloween to be trained in the ways of pirates or zombies. After spending some time making spooky crafts, having their faces painted (10am - 3pm) and exploring the haunted Burnt Out Wing, they'll be put through their paces by our Captain Bigbeard and Rotten Jonny. These two scallywags will assess their new crew members before entering into a deadly game of wits and (un)sporting combat. Will the pirates find their gold? Will the zombies be released from their curse? Find out as twice per day at 11am and 2pm our Pirates v Zombies experience comes to life. Tickets for the workshops can be purchased on the day from the Ticket Office and Burnt Out Wing or bought in advance by clicking here.

Workshop Times: 11am and 2pm daily

Location: Meet at the entrance to the Burnt Out Wing

Price: £9 per child, £7.50 for Friends of Castle Howard. Suitable for 8-13 year olds

Workshops will last approximately 70 minutes and we advise that parents stay in the vicinity. There'll be a hot drinks outlet at the Burnt Out Wing. 

Dress for the weather as the workshops will be outdoors, but will involve lots of moving around, and get into the spirit of Halloween theme by coming in costume.